Date of Death: April 12, 2019

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Newberg Baptist Church, 13021 Born St, Jones, MI 49061 with Pastor Mike Owen officiating.  Cremation will take place following the service.


Obituary Notice

Mrs. Terina Dawn Vail, age 48, of Jones, MI., passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Elkhart Hospice House, Elkhart, IN., following a brief illness.  She was born on June 1, 1970 in Atlanta, GA.,the daughter of James Bruce and Patricia Ann (Whitehead) Johnson.

Terina has been a resident of Jones since 1991.  She was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a delivery driver.  She was a member of the Newberg Baptist Church of Jones where she and her family faithfully attended. Terina was an avid dog lover, and cared for Gabby, Dozer, Tinkerbell, Gemma, and Fezzik.

She was preceded in passing by her father, James B. Johnson.

Terina leaves to cherish her loving memory, mother, Patricia Ann Johnson; husband, Rodney J. Vail, whom she married on Oct. 27th, 1990; daughter, Elizabeth Vail and son, Zachariah Vail; sister, Georgina Eiswald and brother, Chris Johnson.

Additional Information

Memorial donations may be made to the Vail Family c/o Rodney Vail.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or church.

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    • I have prayed often for your family and will continue to do so. I’m sorry your time on this earth with Terina has come to an end, but I rejoice with you in the reunion to come. I was able to meet your family in the hospital as my husband was in the room beside Terina. I’m thankful God allowed our paths to cross and I know He goes before you.

  1. I repeat what so many have said about Terina, her smile lit up her face and the room. When she laughed, it became contagious. My favorite memory is our postal recording of Zac’s happy birthday message when he’d began his military career. She was always willing to lend a hand or offer a listening ear. Until I see you in paradise, I know you are singing, “It is well with my soul” in the presence of the King of Kings! I’m blessed to have met you, laughed with you, and worked alongside of you. I told you a few years ago that I was still praying for Zac, and I will keep my promise to remember him, Izzy, and Rod in my prayer always.
    Forever grateful,
    Jennie Gee-Storie

  2. Words cannot express the heart felt saddness upon hearing the passsing of Terina. I didn’t know her very long but enough to know she had a beautiful soul. She was outspoken about her faith in God and loved her family well. She will be deeply missed. Praying for God’s comfort and peace for Rod and their loving children and extended family.

  3. Terina, my friend and neighbor for many, many years, yes, my mail carrier too! She was a bright light in my life, always, that wonderful smile! I love this family with all my heart, and my sorrow at their loss is very deep! Rodney, Izzy, Zac, my prayers and thoughts are with you at this most devastating time for you!

  4. I was a greeter with Terina at Church on Sunday mornings and she was always concerned about me, my problems with anxiety, diabetes and weather I was getting enough hours at my job. Always letting me know she cared.

  5. Such a wonderful lady who loved her family so much. She was an integral part of our church and I miss seeing her smile every week. We mourn her loss but rest in the hope that she’s in the arms of Jesus.

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